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Gamay Noir V.Q.A.

Gamay Noir V.Q.A. Wine Details
Price: $11.95 per bottle

Description: Château des Charmes Gamay Noir is a medium-bodied, easy drinking red wine. It has a purplish red colour and a bouquet of cherry and berry fruit. The palate combines supple tannins and cherry flavours with a long, smooth finish. 2850 cases produced.

Varietal Definition
The red grape of Beaujolais. Vinified by a process known as 'macération carbonique'* if produces light, fruit driven wines for early consumption. At home in the granite hills of Beaujolais it is a vigorous producer but susceptible to rot. Sometimes blended with Pinot Noir under the appellation 'Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains'. Also grown quite extensively in the Loire Valley notably in Touraine.
Gamay Noir:
The Gamay Noir grape is a clone of Pinot Noir. The version thought to be responsible for the Beaujolais wines of France is the Gamay Noir a Jus Blanc, as distinct from other Gamay teinturiers - (i.e: Gamay vine mutations of ancient origin noted for their deep red coloring capacity in blends).


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